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Wardrobe Hero: The Little Black Dress

Sexy, chic and slimming…long live the LBD! First heralded as the future of figure-flattering fashion way back in the 1920s, the Little Black Dress has become a must-have item for style-savvy ladies the world over.

What started as a sketch of a simple yet elegant, black, long sleeve dress by none other than Coco Chanel, has become a  century-long obsession with the LBD.  At the time, Vogue predicted that the style would become a uniform for fashion conscious females; a forecast which proved entirely accurate. But, with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe advocating the look, it’s hardly surprising that the LBD became (and remains) such a firm wardrobe favourite.

One LBD. Three ways to wear.

In recognition of the versatility, longevity and altogether fabulousness of this sleek and subtle number, we bring you three very different outfits using one of our favourite LBDs from the Simply Be collection…

Casual grunge

Crush on velvet with this lush LBD paired with rough-and-ready boots and accessories for instant off-duty cool.

Wardrobe Hero: The Little Black Dress

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Style Crush: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Welcome to our new feature, where we’ll be looking back at our favourite style crushes in TV and Film. To start us off we’ve got the ultimate Hollywood style icon, Audrey Hepburn in one of our favourite old time movies Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Here Audrey Hepburn portrays the beautiful socialite Holly Golightly and struts some wonderful fashion along the way. Here are our favourite style moments from the film.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Audrey without the statement black dress. This iconic look is timeless and looks oh-so chic. Dress yours with tights and chunky jewellery to update the look. This bandage style bodycon dress is so versatile – dress it up or down for any party occasion.

We love her statement coat, perfect for gallivanting around New York City or wherever you happen to be! It’s also perfect for injecting some bright colour into the dull winter days and this bright orange coat is a hot trend, which is selling fast!

Now it wouldn’t be complete without the accessories and make-up of course! And Holly Golightly certainly knows a thing or two about accessorising as these iconic images show…

Get the look with these fab pieces:


Her make up is impeccable and we love her long dark lashes teamed with soft pink lips. This look is so demure yet sexy at the same time. For a special night out we love trying our hand at false lashes and these layered lashes can instantly give you that wow factor. Add a slick of eyeliner to complete the look.


Over the summer we have covered our nails in bold and bright colours and as much as we love it, this style considers a more subtle look. This Butter London nail varnish in Teddy Girl is just the thing for that chic, just manicured look – nude/pinky tone nails are going to be big next Spring Summer so take note now, team with this Dainty Doll lipstick aptly named Material World.


Who are your favourite style icons from TV or film? Let us know and we might feature them on here xx